ple of a broad, resolute, and national organization. . . We found now a new party.
Its corner-stone is freedom, its broad, all—sustaining arches are truth, justice, and humanity.
II. pp 140-146.
He introduced as speakers R. H. Dana, Jr., D. D. Field, and Joshua Leavitt, who had been delegates at Buffalo.
A series of resolutions was read by John A. Andrew.
The Free Soil State convention met at Tremont Temple in Boston, September 6.
Sumner was present at the preliminary te, and opened the way to the honors and responsibilities which awaited him.
The writer is not to be understood as saying that Sumner produced conviction with more minds than some other speakers,—notably Charles Allen, S. C. Phillips, and R. H. Dana, Jr. Other speakers who rendered conspicuous service in the campaign were Samuel and E. R. Hoar.
father and son. Charles Allen, of Worcester, by his personal influence and force of character and his favorable situation in a community removed fro
uggest that they followed as exemplars John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, Edward Livingston and John Quincy Adams.
R. H. Dana, Jr.'s, diary in manuscript gives an account of a conversation with Palfrey and Sumner in September, 1852, in which the iyou, if such success can, none finds less surprise or more pleasure than
Yours most truly, Wendell Phillips.
R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote, Dec. 11, 1851:—
Your kind reception at Washington is not attributable, sure enough, to the influence oo your legislative future with a different feeling from that with which they followed you to your seat in December.
R. H. Dana, Jr., wrote: I am glad you had an opportunity to make your speech on a subject of so great general interest, on which you a position on the Fugitive Slave law. These and some other facts are from an account given by Sumner at a dinner at R. H. Dana, Jr.'s, soon after his return to Boston, and were recorded by Mr. Dana in his journal. and it seemed in a fair way to pre